Practicing Discernment: South City Church in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area

A discernment exercise that looks at the newest EFCA church plant in Wisconsin. This church is planted on the south side of Milwaukee. How would you rate this Evangelical Free Church? Would you get involved or stay away? What does the website tell you? 

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.”

Casey Stengel

“I can’t afford to be a member of a golf course.”

Jack Abramoff

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true

Acts 17:11 NIV

This is another discernment exercise. I am asking you to study this EFCA church plant in the south side of Milwaukee. South City Church is the newest EFCA church plant in Wisconsin, which is in the Forest Lakes District. Dissect this webpage and study it. What type of church is this? What is its theology? Would you get involved? Why or why not? How do you look at the church led by Drew Pond and Kirk Miller? The goal in these posts is to get people to think for themselves. Plus remember this is going to be following the website so other people who are considering this church who Google it will find this post. You are free to leave your comments below, and as always I welcome diverse points of view. Thanks guys! 


2 thoughts on “Practicing Discernment: South City Church in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area

  1. I took a look, and as with many church websites, there’s nothing really here about service to the community. The website seems pretty sketchy, and doesn’t really give much of a feel for the character of this church. Perhaps they are still working on that. The “elders” both list themselves as being “bivocational” which seems to me to be a way of weaseling out of saying “this is not their day-job” . Considering that they are meeting at a hotel, that’s not a surprise.

    I looked over the sermon titles posted, and found among them “Missional Submission” “Called to Radical Submission and Endurance” and “Serious Church: Taking the Christian Life Seriously through the Church’s Practice of Discipline”. Were I a believer, I think this would be a huge red flag for me.

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